This classic American succotash dish has added interest when its topped with scallops. It's a delicious meal for any night of the week!

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems, seeds and membranes. Place peppers, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes or until well charred. Bring foil up around peppers and fold edges together to enclose. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Peel off and discard skins.

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  • Meanwhile, thaw scallops, if frozen. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of the oil, the garlic, 1/4 tsp. of the salt and 1/4 tsp. of the black pepper. Cover and shake well. For sauce, in a blender combine sweet peppers and 3 Tbsp. of the vinaigrette. Cover and blend until smooth.

  • For succotash, coat a 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high. Add the next five ingredients (through corn). Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining vinaigrette; heat through. Transfer to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

  • Rinse scallops; pat dry. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. In skillet heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add scallops; cook 4 minutes or until opaque and browned, turning once. Serve scallops on sauce with succotash, basil and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 27.3g 55% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 6g; fat 12.9g 20% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 2666.8IU 53% DV; vitamin c 101.4mg 169% DV; folate 137.1mcg 34% DV; calcium 82.5mg 8% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 121.1mg 43% DV; potassium 918.8mg 26% DV; sodium 438.7mg 18% DV.